Emma Turns One! | Quad Cities Wedding and Family Photographer

I had the most fun with the Stein family during their lifestyle/cake smash session! Because of the unpredictable nature of Iowa March's, we decided to keep Ms. Emma's one year photo shoot inside and turned it into a lifestyle session (read: my favorite ever!). Their home was simply beautiful and was perfect for a lifestyle session.

So, what makes a home perfect for a lifestyle session? Light. Lots and lots of natural light. The Stein family had a family room with a large bay window where we did most of the photos. For Emma's cake smash, we moved to the kitchen where there was a set of wrap around windows that gave lots of light. Your home doesn't have to be clutter-free, but for the session, you may want to shove all the clutter into a closet! Less is more in terms of lifestyle sessions!

But enough about that- take a look at how adorable this session turned out! Ms. Emma's lil tutu and crown make this mama's heart melt! Happy birthday, Emma!